Collodion baby: An update with a focus on practical management

Renata Prado, Lixia Z. Ellis, Ryan Gamble, Tracy Funk, Harvey Alan Arbuckle, Anna L. Bruckner

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Collodion baby is an uncommon clinical presentation of several genetic conditions, primarily disorders of cornification. The severely compromised epidermal barrier presents the greatest challenge during the newborn period and advances in neonatal care have significantly improved the prognosis. This review summarizes the clinical characteristics, complications, outcomes, and differential diagnosis of the collodion baby. A practical approach to management based on the literature and clinical experience is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1362-1374
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • collodion baby
  • collodion membrane
  • congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma
  • congenital ichthyosis
  • epidermolytic ichthyosis
  • lamellar ichthyosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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